Procurement is under pressure to continually cut costs. However a high level of leakage makes delivering fully on promised savings a challenge. That presents the seller with a number of opportunities.
Increasingly salespeople are reporting the demise of small talk and other social niceties in the buyer encounter. But, what does it mean for your relationship selling strategy?
Key Account Management (KAM) too often suffers from a one-sided view of the relationship. In this insight we will challenge you adopt the buyer-perspective on the relationship. That includes the tools and concepts used by buyers to managing suppliers.
Few salespeople understand how much procurement really matters to the organization. Even if salespeople are not directly selling to procurement this myopia can result in avoidable frustration, not to mention lost sales! Are You Indifferent To Procurement? Salespeople/sales teams are often taken by surprise at the growing power and influence of procurement within their customer [...]
In one way or another what is happening in procurement will shape your future sales success. That applies even if you don’t have to interact with procurement today. The reality is that we are all selling in the shadow of procurement. Have You Escaped Procurement Thus Far? Many salespeople are oblivious to the role and [...]